'''Laura Phillips''' "'''Laurie'''" '''Anderson''' (born June 5, 1947)
is an American avant-garde
artist, composer, musician and film director whose work spans performance art
, pop music
, and multimedia
Initially trained in violin and sculpting,
[Amirkhanian, Charles. [http://www.dramonline.org/albums/new-music-for-electronic-and-recorded-media-women-in-electronic-music-1977-2/notes "Women in Electronic Music – 1977"]. Liner note essay. New World Records.]
Anderson pursued a variety of performance art projects in New York City|New York
during the 1970s, making particular use of language, technology, and visual imagery.
She became widely more known outside the art world in 1981 when her single "O Superman
" reached number two on the UK pop charts. She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert film ''Home of the Brave (1986...